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good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is tuesday, october 2nd, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." getting down to business, preparing for tomorrow's debate. new headache for american airlines, the faa is now investigating why rows of seats are coming loose. the killing of a young mother puts the spotlight on the border patrol. and caroline kennedy talks about just released audiotapes of her father. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. i -- they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first
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presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> starting with the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying fine. seats have loosened in the back and we need to return. >> flight from new york to miami was forced to return to jfk. on saturday a flight had to make an emergency landing. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around. >> and word of a third flight in less than a week. >> new york post reports that a flight last wednesday down to dallas had a problem with loose seat. >> that's when you know we're getting too fat in this country, okay? >> at least 30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police
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officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >> all that -- career low for tony romo, five interceptions. >> you don't answer the question. >> with all due respect, would you let me talk? >> will you answer my question? >> okay. >> please let me respond, okay? >> all that matters. >> couldn't you just go to the future and then come back and kill that arnold? >> on "cbs this morning." >> arnold schwarzenegger said you can't run from your mistakes. you have to confront them. yeah, especially if they look exactly like you and keep yeah, especially if they look exactly like you and keep calling you dad. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." there are just five weeks left in the race for the white house. the two candidates will spend the day preparing for tomorrow night's first dough bait in denver. a new quinnipiac university poll
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shows the president leading mitt romney by four points 49-45. >> introduced by john elway. he told the crowds that the debates will be crucial to the campaign. >> an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. the american people are going to have to make their choice as to what kind of america they want. >> jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah good morning to our viewers in the west. it's his time to make his case to the american people. 23 debates in the republican primaries but this one is different. it's one on one. part of the debate prep has been working on that head-to-head matchup with senator portman playing president obama. romney came back and talked to the reporters. i asked him point blank if he
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thinks he can win. he said, look, the president has been trying to fool people into thinking things that i don't. i can't tell you winners or losers. he's the president, an effective speaker, but romney said he thinks if they both do well, he thinks he will convince more people his path forward is the right one. now romney has struggled to get his message across. there's a new politico poll out that has his personal unfavorability rating at 48% compared to the president's 47%. he has to appeal to all those undecided voters who don't like the president. campaign sources acknowledge that will be a tricky balancing act as he hits the president, he has to be wary of sounding too negative. charlie and norah? >> the president's hope for re-election, he is preparing for the debate in henderson, nevada, outside las vegas. and he made a surprise visit monday to a local campaign
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office and also called several volunteers on the phone to say thank you for helping his re-election effort. >> everything you do ends up making a huge difference in us being able to win nevada and win the election. so, just keep it up. >> nancy cordes is in henderson, covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. while the president does his homework, the obama campaign team is working hard itself to trying to lower expectations for the president's performance. white house press corps was chuckling yesterday when they tried to argue that the president's tendency toward answers may be a liability in a debate where candidates are expected to be succinct. they're also arguing that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for this debate as governor romney. we don't know exactly how much less time he has had, because the campaign doesn't tell us how much time he spends practicing. they like us to think it is very little time, indeed. what we do know is that he is
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holed up at a westin hotel outside of las vegas with his top aides and with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing romney in mock debates. kerry knows romney well. they are long-time massachusetts politicians and, of course, kerry knows his way around a presidential debate because he went up against george w. bush in 2004. the reason the obama campaign is working so hard to play down expectations is because they like the trajectory of the race right now and don't want to do anything to change that. norah and charlie? >> no doubt. nancy cordes, thank you. both sides are trying to lower expectations for the debate. any misstep has the potential to derail a campaign. and both candidates have both good and bad moments from their debate history. >> john, you're absolutely right that presidents have to be prudent in what they say. but, you know, coming from you, you know, in the past threaten extinction for north korea and
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sung songs about bombing iran, i don't know how credible that is. >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> mr. speaker, i know that sounds like an enormous revelation, but have you checked your own investments? you also have investments with mutual funds that also invest in fanny mae and freddie mac. >> right. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks, $10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business. >> oh, okay. okay. >> james fallows, national correspondent from the atlantic magazine is with us now. focuses on the debate and each candidate's potential strengths and weaknesses. welcome. >> thank you very much. >> give us the strengths and weaknesses of the president and governor romney. >> obviously one of the most
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accomplished speakers we've heard and probably more important has spent the last four years immersed in every detail of every topic that possibly could come up. the weakness of any incumbent president is that he's not used to dealing with anyone else as an equal. and sometimes it comes across as super sillious, as in that you're likable enough comment with hillary clinton. disciplined in saying here is what i want to do, here is why you're wrong and here is why i'll do a better job. where he gets into trouble is when something comes out of left field that he hasn't been scripted for and then the $10,000 bet instinct often serves him wrong. >> this is the moment that the challenger has some advantage because it's the first time you've seen him on the stage with the president. >> historically, that's been the case. a president never stands as an equal with another american citizen except during these debates and for all that we read
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and psych out the race say it may be opening up now there's still this undeniable drama seeing these people in the same room, face to face. the challenger often gets a boost just by being there with the incumbent. >> great piece in "the atlantic." you went back and looked at some 30 hours of the debates and one of the most interesting points you made is that you can actually learn a lot about who won the debate by turning off the sound. what do you mean? >> it's truchlt it's never about tax rates. it's never about foreign policy. it's about the kind of revelations of character and personality and disposition and temperament. you can see often how people hold themselves on screen. during the primary debates you often saw mitt romney standing calmly and relaxed while these other people were skabling among each other. the famous case of john kennedy and richard nixon in 1960, even reagan and carter in 1980, the confidence and ease that ronald reagan projected and jimmy carter looked defensive.
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that's the impression that often lasts. >> even al gore and george w. bush is a good example of body language so much during those debates. al gore was up in the polls and had a series of very poor debate performances. >> al gore had been a very effe effective, aggressive debater. he was seen in the first debate as too aggressive. the sighs and the rest. in the second debate he was almost too laid back. by the third he had a just right approach by that time. those performances and all the other factors in the 2000 election held him back. >> humor. >> humor can be very important but it's something that has to -- some humorous lines probably are prescripted. there you go again, reagan, most people feel, was prepared. >> remember what lloyd benson said about -- >> yes. >> dan quayle. >> that famous line. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you are no jack
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kennedy. >> i just reread about all the debates, they prepared that line in advance because dan quayle made that comment over and over again. both are going in with prescripted lines, having watch ed what the other candidates are saying. >> it's worth noting that mitt romney has been debating the past two years with his opponents. president obama has been practicing, no doubt. it's harder for a president to do, because he's busier and doesn't like being addressed in sortative challenging way. >> this president likes to practice in a stealth way. >> that's true. i'm sure he will be prepared. >> james fallows, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. american airlines is facing new trouble this morning, faa is investigating at least two incidents where a row of passenger seats came loose in mid flight. mark strassmann is here with the story. >> inspectors look for signs of
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more problems. for now it doesn't look like it was caused intentionally during a dispute with its pilots. >> american 443. the airplane is flying fine. we have seats loose in the back. we have to return. >> 757 jet has been forced to land after a row of seats detached from the floor and the tracking mechanism that keeps them in place. flight 443 ran into the problem monday on its way to miami less than an hour after take iing of from new york's jfk airport. >> we're just going to to have to burn down fuel and return to kennedy. >> reporter: two days after a miami-bound plane from boston ran into the same issue. >> got an unusual one for you. during climb out, passenger seats row 12 d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in those seats. >> reporter: a third flight last wednesday had a similar problem.
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>> this should not have happened. these seats are designed to withstand a great deal of force. and they are not supposed to come off their tracks. >> reporter: airline official tells cbs news the two latest incident most likely stem from work being done to create seats with more leg room, which the airline could sell at a premium. the carrier insists that the problem happening in the middle of a bitter labor dispute is strictly maintenance related. still, it comes after a rash of flight delays and cancellations that the airline has blamed on its pilots union. they deny that. >> going to make me think twice about sending my daughter on american in a few weeks for thanksgiving. >> american airlines says the seats were installed by american and contract crews at two different maintenance facilities. like the airline, the faa says it's confident the matter was nothing intentional. >> mark strassman, thank you. austin tice, the reporter that has worked for cbs news and
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other organizations vanished last month in syria. a new video of theiss, with his apparent captors, has just come out. >> good morning to you, charlie. american journalist austin theiss hasn't been seen or heard from since august 13th. that's the last date of contact. u.s. government investigation has gone cold until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters for syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a warning, some viewers may find the following video upsetting. it shows austin theiss being led away. blindfolded and in broken arabic, he recites portions of a prayer, and then shows signs of distre distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing
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video was not released on any known extremist website. the state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin theiss, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. some suggested that the video may be staged, pointing to the clothing that is native to afghanistan, not syria, and the forced recitation of a prayer. >> almost as if they watched tapings and video clips of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manor. >> reporter: before theiss vanished, he had been reporting on the escalating violence in syria. >> reporter: prepared for an anticipated government counterattack. >> reporter: he had worked for cbs and other news organizations. the state department says he is being held by syrian government forces, something the assad regime denies.
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theiss is believed to be still inside syria. efforts for his release have been unsuccessful. his family says they are comforted knowing he is still alive. >> margaret brennan, thank you. in roam, pope benedict's former butler is on trial, accused of stealing sensitive documents, including letters from the pope and giving them to a journalist. the trial may detail struggles over power inside the vatican. >> reporter: he said he did not feel guilty of the crime of stealing papal documents, but did feel sorry for betraying the trust that the pope had instilled in him. the butler confessed as soon as he was caught. what he saw as evil and corruption in the church.
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his testimony will help shed light on the bigger question of who helped the man who held the keys to the papal apartment betray the trust of the pope that he served faithfully for seven years. panel of three cardinals reported by the pope investigate the crime included as evidence. it is being conducted solely on the basis of the investigation of the vatican's own police and prosecutor. list of witnesses include pope benedict's personal secretary, one of the women who cleaned the papal apartments and the deputy commander of the swiss guard. reformers versus conservatives, those who see transparency as the way forward as opposed to the old guard, who want to retain the cloud of secrecy. jockeying for influence when it comes time to choose the next pope. the vatican has ordered an investigation into the charges. within the first 15 to 20 days,
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he was held in a cell so narrow that he couldn't stretch out his arms with the light on 24 hours a day. >> allen pizzey, thank you. obama administration has held secret meetings over the al qaeda threat in north africa, affiliate becoming more dangerous now that it controls most of the area. >> "new york times" reports the u.s. is abandoning hope for a taliban peace deal in afghanistan. now there's a more modest goal setting the stage for afghans to work out a deal amongst themselves after western forces leave the country. that's a big story. the fresno bee reports 40 people were had hurt in the amtrak accident, big rig ran into the train with 169 passengers in california. two double decker cars and the engine were knocked off the c1 3
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new questions this morning after the border patrol shoots a young mother. her family wants answers. >> shots fired. it just -- it hurts my body just to think the way she felt. >> this morning, we'll look at the investigation. and the nfl replacement refs were criticized and ridiculed.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everybody. 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines now. one firefighter was treated for exhaustion this morning at the scene of a house fire in vallejo. two people managed to get out of the home safely. the cause is still under investigation. san rafael smoking ordinance is getting stricter. the city council voted last night to ban smoking in all multi-family residential units. it takes effect in a year. >> and how about the as! they are post-season-bound. they clinched a wild card spot with last night's big win over the rangers, 4-3 the final. that was the final pitch, a strikeout. if they can beat texas two more times tonight and a matinee on wednesday, they could win their division. so go, as. got your traffic and weather coming right up. so stay right there. ,, ,,,,,,
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good morning. well, if you are traveling southbound 680 we're just getting word of what sounds like a smoking tanker truck. it is off to the right-hand shoulder. again, that's southbound 680 approaching scott creek. so we'll let you know if it causes any further delays. outside, here's a live look at 880 in oakland past the oakland coliseum. everything looking good this morning. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights have been on since before 6:30. it's backed up to the maze. all right. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, you just dropped your purse? >> i did. did you hear this? >> i see change everywhere! [ laughter ] >> around the bay area, lots of sunshine, looks like we are going to see it all the way to the coastline. what a beautiful beginning to the day. the winds are calm and we are looking good. temperatures in the 50s and 60s now. by the afternoon, hot in spots inland, you will see triple digits inland. next couple of days cooling down. fog and low clouds returning, much cooler on the weekend. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,
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this comes to us from the discovery channel. it shows what happens when you crash a jet liner on purpose. you see the pilot bailing out before it hits the ground. it's part of a special that airs sunday on the discovery channel. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's rising anger in southern california over border patrol agent who shot and killed a mother of five on friday. >> officials say the agent was trying to save his own life. police in california will still investigating, as bill whitaker reports, local residents say there was no reason for the shooting. >> i want to know why did she die? what was the purpose? why did she die? >> reporter: that painful question of the grieving father was being asked by an entire
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community. at a vigil last evening, the slain woman's husband was inconsolable. her son seemed in shock. valeria's shooting death by a plain-clothed u.s. border agent was violent, her car pockmarked with bullet holes, beside it, the body of the 32-year-old mother of five. to the community, it's inconceivable. >> they didn't have to shoot her! >> reporter: to authorities it's inconclusive. the border patrol says the plain clothes agent was in the neighborhood serving a warrant when alvarado ran him down. the agent feared for his life. >> he was hit by the vehicle and carried several hundred yards on the hood, did discharge his weapon to get the vehicle to stop. >> reporter: witnesses tell conflicting stories. >> i can see a car stop in the middle of the street and a guy coming and walking to the front of the car and shooting about 12
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times. >> the guy was right in on the hood. when he was right in on the hood, actually, the car stopped in the middle of the road, and i heard the guy yelling "stop." >> reporter: border watchdog groups say alvarado is the 14th person killed by the border agents in the last two years. >> it's very alarming. one death is too much. >> reporter: the woman knew men in uniform. her father a prison guard. a brother a staff sergeant in the army. >> whatever we get out of it, we just get the truth and an honest investigation. >> when i stop and think about the way she's gone, the shots fired, it just -- it hurts my body just to think the way she felt. >> the agent involved in the shooting was released from the hospital with no serious injuries. local and federal authorities are investigating what happened here. >> i wish this would be just a
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terrible dream. it takes a lot of strength to go on. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker in los angeles. >> jon miller joins us now. good morning. what happened here? >> well, they're still piecing it together. but the preliminary information -- and because it's preliminary and this is confusing, that could change. but what appears happen is they're executing a drug warrant on a location. they have a surveillance team on the perimeter. so far that's all routine. this car comes out from around the location and somebody gets on the radio to the perimeter surveillance team and says check that car out before it leaves the area, thinking maybe the suspect is hiding in the back or in the trunk. so this border patrol agent goes to engage the car and say stop, and that's where the story gets foggier, because what we don't know is how did he identify himself? did he have his badge on a chain? did he clearly state police? what we do know is that this thing went horribly wrong.
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it's possible that from the perspective of the driver, ms. alvarado, she may have seen a guy in plain clothes possibly with a weapon and thought i'm being carjacked and tried to drive the car away with him on the hood trying to shake him off. from his standpoint -- and that's going to be the legal standard here what was his state of mind? what was he thinking was going on when he fired the shots? from his state of mind, he might have thought this person may well be a drug suspect because they're driving me away on the car while i'm yelling stop, stop, police. >> so how do you determine his state of mind? >> well, his state of mind is going to be interviews with him and whether that's consistent with what the witnesses say. as we've already learned, the witness's stories are not necessarily consistent. her state of mind, what she was thinking, is now going to be impossible to get because she's passed away. >> her family is obviously in a lot of pain. she's a mother of five children. does something like this end up going to trial? and what happens then? >> he could be charged in a case
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like this, if when all the facts are together the department inspector general decides that he act sod irresponsibly or recklessly that it's a crime. but it's really too early to say. certainly there will be the civil suit, in any event. >> thank you. good to see you. america mocked the nfl's replacement referees for three weeks. one of them says he'd do it all again tomorrow. we'll ask him what it was like to be the center of so much controversy ahead on "cbs this morning." [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis, can you start the day the way you want? can orencia help? could your "i want" become "i can"? talk to your doctor. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough
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>> most officials in any sport trying to be anonymous. this morning, jim axelrod is about to change all that. good morning. >> good morning. in all, there were 135 replacement officials hired by the nfl, all with years of experience at the college and high school level. now, we sat down with jerry hughes, who like all the others, had jumped at the chance to live his referee's dream. finally, everything's back to normal. the regular referees are on the field. the distractions of replacement refs are gone. and everyone seems happy. well, almost everyone. >> a little sad right now. >> reporter: not jerry hughes. one of those replacement refs who have now themselves been replaced. >> one more week, if for no other reason, to say goodbye to the crew. >> you got close with these guys? >> we were close. >> close, perhaps, in the way that soldiers share a fox hole
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are close. because for these replacement refs, it seems like everyone was against them. >> the one day you're working at the foot locker, the next day you're in the n.l. >> reporter: you all became sort of the butt of jokes, the national punch line. >> it comes with the territory. it's out of our control. >> reporter: hughes made it through his three regular season games relatively unscathed, with no major botched calls. though there was this. >> you know the st. louis story. >> reporter: tell me, what happened? >> doing the game last week, chicago and st. louis. there was an interception, then a fumble back and forth. we had to go to replay. >> st. louis gets the ball on the 36 yard line. >> i think nothing of it. i have the tape to watch. i get to that point and i announce st. louis and the announcers went crazy. >> i like st. louis. is there anything better than that? >> as much as we're giggling about it now, this raises a very serious subject. you were under enormous
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scrutiny. >> probably more so than the regular guys at this point. we were under the microscope from the coin toss to the very ending. >> the game's final play -- >> it was the call at the end of a game hughes wasn't working -- >> tate and jennings simultaneous! who do they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: that received the most scrutiny, as two officials seemed to make opposite calls on the game-turning play in the end zone. that one picture that so many fans woke up to on tuesday, two guys signaling two different things. it seemed to sum it all up for so many football fans. >> unfortunately, yes. >> reporter: did you think, boy, these guys blew the call? >> no. went to replay. they said there was not enough to overturn it. that's the way the game is played. >> reporter: and hughes knows a little something about the way the game is played. he's been officiating for 40 years on all levels from high
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school, to college, and now the nfl. and while football may be football, the leap to the pros is a huge one. he showed me the difference between the ncaa rule book and the nfl rule book. what does that tell you? >> there's a lot more rules in the nfl. >> reporter: as he sat and watched tv on sunday, he couldn't help but wish he was still out there. was this couple of weeks unlike any other part of the 40 years for you? >> it's a dream come true. when you get into officiating, you always want to keep moving up the ladder. and the pinnacle is the nfl. >> reporter: and you were there. >> i was there. >> so of all these reasons, what's the most consequential reason for what happened? >> well, jerry would tell you it has nothing to do with the speed of the game, that he wasn't overmatched that way. these replacement crews were essentially seven rookies.
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in a regular nfl crew, you might have one rookie in. jerry's words, you can sort of hide that inexperience. not with the replacement gang. >> charlie, do you have any extra ties? >> i don't think axelrod needs a tie. i like
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strangely invisible. this iconic image of audrey hepburn in an ikea print has been replaced, and even ikea's female designers have done a disappearing act. it's thought the changes were made in deference to the ultraconservative form of islam practiced in saudi arabia where women are banned from driving and can't travel overseas without permission from a male guardian. western companies doing business in the oil-rich kingdom do their best not to offend its strict religious practices, including segregation of the sexes, but for ikea's saudi arabian franchise, which has three stores, it's backfired. >> there could be a huge tidal wave of negative opinion towards it. that in the social and the digital viral world we live in becomes a global story. within hours. >> reporter: ikea's management agrees, as a producer of the catalog, we regret the current
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situation, said a company statement. we should have reacted and realized that excludeing women of the saudi arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the ikea group values. ikea's sensitivity to its saudi arabian customers isn't likely to be well received in other countries where many of its customers are women who don't like the idea of being air brushed out of the picture. for "cbs this morning," holly williams, london. >> interesting. she disappeared. what do you think about that? >> i think, as ikea thinks, they probably should not be doing that. secret audiotapes of president kennedy are coming out for the first time. charlie has been listening to a lot of these audiotapes. >> fascinating stuff. >> his daughter caroline reacts to some of the historic conversations caught on tape and a few of the things the president, her father, said about her at the time. gayle has that story. you're watching "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot?
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. one firefighter is being treated for exhaustion this morning at the scene of a house fire in vallejo. two people in the home got out safely. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. tonight, the richmond city council is expected to approve a resolution that calls for chevron to use the highest standards and best technology when it repairs its local oil refineries. the facility was the scene of a large fire two months ago. the amazing as are heading for major league baseball's play-offs for the first time in six years. oakland clinched at least a wild card spot as it beat texas at the coliseum. stay with us. traffic and weather right after this. ,, ,,,,,,
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good morning. word of a problem in the south
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bay on southbound 280 past 85 exit jamming up. there's a car that overturned. and it ended in the opposite lanes so it's really back up actually northbound and southbound 280 through downtown san jose. let's get a check of one of our bridges. san mateo bridge westbound 92, just kind of slow and go once get past the pay gates all the way towards the high-rise and foster city. that is your "timesaver traffic." for your forecast here's lawrence. >> we are looking good outside. day two of hot temperatures. the numbers soaring in the afternoon into triple digits at least well inland, clear to the coastline right now going to stay that way all day long. these temperatures very mild. 66 degrees right now in san jose. 65 in san francisco. and 64 degrees in vallejo. as we head toward the afternoon, 100 in livermore, 93 in san jose. about 86 in san francisco. 78 right on the coast and pacifica. next couple of days temperatures cooling off into the weekend. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,, ,,,,,,
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♪ it's 8:00. welcome back to clbs this morning. when the presidential candidates desh bate tomorrow, how much can that one race change the entire race? caroline kennedy told us what she learned from her father's secret tapes and how she feels when her family is in the news. first here is a look at what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> people want to know who is going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> the two candidates will spend the night preparing for tomorrow's debate. >> romney has to wrestle his message back to the president. he's got to be wary of sounding too negative. >> the reason the obama campaign is working so hard to play down expectations is because they
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like the trajectory of the race right now and don't want to do anything to change that. american airlines is facing new trouble. the faa is investigating two incidents where passenger seats came loose in mid flights. >> american airlines grounded eight jets as a precaution while they're inspected for more problems. for now there's nothing shows this was caused intentionally. ikea is apologizing for selective airbrushing where women have been completely taken out of the photos in a saudi arabian version. you became the butt of the jokes. >> charlie, do you have any extra ties? >> i don't think axelrod needs a tie. i like him casual. >> have you not been on the show? >> no. >> the ceo of apple apologized in a field 20 miles away from where the press conference was supposed to take place. i'm charlie rose with gayle
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king and norah o'donnell. this morning president obama and governor mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow night's first debate in denver. a new national poll shows the president has a four-point advantage going into this head-to-head matchup. it will focus on the economy and domestic issues. jan crawford is in denver this morning. >> reporter: both romney and the president have no more big campaign events before tomorrow night's debate. last night romney had a rally before more than 5,000 people. he picked up the endorsement of broncos legend john elway. there are less than 10% of voters who say they're undecided, they could change their mind. romney's challenge is to show why his proposals will make their life better and why the president doesn't deserve another chance. there was an interesting group last week in ohio with voters who packed the president in 2008 but aren't sold this time. it shows some think the president isn't to blame for the
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economy. they also don't know much good about romney thanks to the negative ads romney's campaign has been outspent two to one in swing states. in the debate romney can talk to the voters, give specifics and contrast that with the president's record. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in denver. both candidates are trying to protect themselves for any verbal slipups. as bill plante reports, that kind of moment doesn't happen very often. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. if the conventional wisdom is the president is leading and romney needs a game-changer, what may the debate do to allow that? ever since the first debate ever in 1960 and the regular debates which began in 1976, these-bates produced a memorable number of gaffs but few instances which really changed the outcome of an election. in 1980 president jimmy carter led governor ronald reagan in
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the polls, but one line from reagan in their only debate put carter on a defensive and became the mantra for future challengers to an incumbent. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: in 1984, reagan, now the incumbent, did it again. after seeming to lose his way in the first debate with mondale, the 73-year-old reagan diffused it with one quip. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> reporter: memorable one-liners like those are few and far between. historian doris kearns goodwin says it's not what the candidate says that usually means the most. >> less important than what say say is how they appear. do they treat their rival with respect? do they connect with the audience? do they respond at the moment when they have to react? how do they look?
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how do they seem? >> reporter: during the first ever televised debate richard nixon chose to wear no makeup. with the 5:00 shadow he looked sweaty and uncomfortable compared to the tan, relaxed, john f. kennedy. doctors in this debate in 2007 heard the impatient sighs of vice president al gore picked up clearly by the microphones while george w. bush was talking. both played into a larger narrative of the campaigns by reinforcing what others thought about the candidates. >> when gore sighed endlessly and moaned during the debate and we saw that on television, it emphasized the idea that he was arrogant and condescending, something people were already concerned about. when nixon was sweating, there was so sense that he was already shifty and there was an anxiety in his soul as well as his body. >> reporter: in later debate gore appeared to invade the
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personal space of bush, a move which made him look awkward compared to his relaxed opponent. in 1992 george h.w. bush was caught twice by cameras glancing at his watch during a town hall deb bet by voters we enforced that he was disengaged and uninterested. >> a small shift may create a sense of forward movement in one direction or the other. that's why these debates become great moments. >> reporter: so look for the unscripted moment, a startle reaction, a verbal misstep, what seems like continued sense. anything like that could give one or the other of these candidates the advantage. >> bill plante from a very rainy washington. i think doris kearns goodwin and bill made a great point, this can reinforce maybe a pejorative narrative.
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>> or a perception that might already be there, a confirmation of what they may feel. >> they stay with you forever. >> you'll be there tonight watching? >> yes, yes. >> tomorrow night. >> i mean tomorrow night. >> absolutely. i got my popcorn all ready to go. i can't wait. not only does cancer threaten your life, the cost of treating it can break your wallet as well. in a new study mayo clinic says drug manufacturers are holding up the costs by holding a monopoly on the drugs. the high cost of research is another issue. each new drug costs up to $1.3 billion to develop and four doses can cost $120,000. that's a lot of money. a surprise from the oscars, seth mcfar lachb from tv's "fy holding a "fhe wrong the stage. >> oh, the mic is over there.
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>> maybe a big surprise. caroline kennedy says her father's secret tapes are fascinating and moving. we'll hear about those tapes and see what it's like when the kennedys make news. those stories coming up on "cbs this morning." getting cash back on what? close shave and haircut fan for the ceiling. you're gonna cool off that hoooounddd! tonight you gotta get your cash back, on new slacks. use freedom on lunch with jack. everybody get! everybody get! get your cash back. chase freedom.
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♪ erika derry: and the fact that cacalifornia isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school.
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50 years 60 years ago president ken asked the cia to install secret taping devices. many conversations with cabinet members an heads of state appear for the first time called "listening in." the president's daughter caroline wrote the forward to the book. recently we talked about the tapes and listened to some of them, including a letter kennedy dictated to his wife about their daughter. >> dear rest jackie, i'm dividing this letter into two parts, one typewritten and the other handwritten. the typewritten part to give you the news of my visit to newport, period. i went up there last friday afternoon and caroline looks beautiful. she was a great success on the beach and seemed to love the water. >> what goes through your mind knowing that it's a father
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talking about his love for his daughter? >> it's great. the scene he's describing is really familiar. it's really nice to be able to place both of us in that scene. >> what did you learn about your dad listening in? >> well, i think first of all i got a much greater appreciation for him at work. i think -- no kid knows what their parents do all day. for me this was really in that way incredibly moving. i mean i feel so lucky that there are so many recordings of him and all that that give me a way to learn about or connect with him. >> you said something interesting. and it's true. no kid really knows what their parents are doing. here are you at the time of his death, 5 or 6. what did you think he did? when did you know he was president of the united states? >> i don't know. i guess he became president when i was 3. it was just whatever -- where we lived, what i did. i remember dancing. he would clap his hands and my brother and i would dance, and i
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remember it was a big treat to be able to go and see him in his office. >> some very serious things happened in the oval office, of course. one of them was the cuban missile crisis. >> it's very possible that the russians will fire at them as they board and we'd have to fire back. first, i think we'd want to have some control over the cameras aboard these boats so we don't have a lot of people shooting a lot of picture. >> yeah, we're going to control the picture taking. >> secondly, i don't know enough about the ships about whether they ought to fire or whether they should go to three or four stops, such as ask them to stop, if they don't stop, ask them to have their crews come above. >> i think that came through in so many of these conversations, his attention to detail. that was something i had always heard about. he was really paying attention to every bit of a lot of things.
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>> what did your mom say to you about his attention to detail? >> he had an incredible memory, incredible curiosity, really always wanted to know everything about whatever was going on. >> you know, one thing that really struck me was his involvement in the civil rights. i look at the country today, there are so many people that don't know the history, have no clue about the history of civil rights. here is your father speaking very passionately about a young black student who had been admitted to the university of mississippi. they were protesting on the grounds. they did not want james meredith there. your father was talking to the governor about that. >> we got to get order up there. that's what we thought was going to happen. >> mr. president, please, why don't you stop -- >> how can i remove him governor when there's a riot in the street and he might step out of the building and something -- let's get order up there and then we can do something. >> we've got to get somebody out there to get order and stop the firing and the shooting. then you and i will talk on the
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phone about meredith. first we've got to get order. >> he's really mad. i know the tone from my aunts and uncles. civil rights went from being important but not a heated issue during his presidency to the major domestic crisis of the 20th century and the moral issue of our time. >> what do you think he would have thought of barack obama? >> well, i think one of the things that i think both of them shared was just bringing in a whole new generation to the democratic process. i think that's really a significant accomplishment and legacy. we don't even know what all the people that barack obama inspired are going to contribute. >> are you ever overwhelmed by your legacy? when people think of kennedy, they think of camelot they think of your mom, they think of your dad, they think of your brother. now, of course, we have you. >> what do you mean now, of course, we have you. >> you know what i mean, caroline.
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we have you. are you over whelmed by a legacy of that or do you just think it isn't fair? >> i'm really proud of my family. i can't imagine having better parents and a more wonderful brother. i feel really fortunate that those are my family. i wish they were here. >> of course. >> my own family, my children, my husband are really my real family, and so we don't really think of -- >> you don't really think of we're kennedys? >> no. >> we're just us? >> right. >> 50 years later the kennedy family is still very much in the news, sometimes good, sometimes bad i'm wondering what's your first reaction when you get a call saying there's another kennedy story coming out? what's your first reaction to it? >> let me see if i can guess who it's about. >> all right. i have to say, i know you're a
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member of team maria. >> i am. >> arnold just did an interview with "60 minutes" where he's talking about his life and the end of his marriage. what are your thoughts on that, about him speaking? >> i don't have any thoughts to share on that. >> you know what she said? she said i actually have a lot of thoughts, i'm just not going to share them with "cbs this morning." anybody who is a member of team maria just wishes arnold would stop talking, is the sense i get. >> incredibly private and poised. >> what a treasure that she got the tapes and shared them with us. >> nice ger view, gayle. >> anderson cooper is here. he's joining us at the table. this portion of "cbs this morning" is sponsored by cvs pharmacy, flu shots every day. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm here for my flu shot.
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two people wer >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. 8:25 your time. get you caught one some bay area headlines now. two people in killed in morning in a shooting in oakland. police are now at the scene on the 1600 block of 72nd avenue and international boulevard. this is following two other fatal shootings last night in separate locations on macarthur boulevard. and this morning, a fire destroyed half of a home in vallejo. it broke out around 3:15 this morning at a home on el camino real. two people inside evacuated safely. a young man managed to salvage his college diploma that he had just earned. one firefighter treated for exhaustion on the scene, as well. authorities in alameda county are trying to determine whether the death of a teacher was a suicide. james izumizaki was a sixth grade teacher at the albany middle school. yesterday he was found dead in
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his car in san lorenzo. he was recently charged with lewd acts of a former student. word of a downed power line in berkeley. elizabeth will have more on the evacuations and street closures and traffic, weather, too, when we come back. so stay right there. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. breaking news out of berkeley. there are some streets closed at delaware and san pablo avenue. we are hearing of some evacuations in the area. initial reports have this
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coming in as a transformer explosion. there may be some live power lines down in the roadway as well as a small fire. so again, avoid that area, delaware street and san pablo avenue. we are sending a crew to the scene. here's one of our live "timesaver traffic" cameras, silicon valley commute stop and go leaving milpitas heading out of san jose. and southbound 880 has been really backed up because of accidents from hayward int fremont. that's your "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence. >> hot in spots all day long. outside now look good. over the bay bridge hazy sunshine. these temperatures warming up nicely mid-60s already into san jose, 67 already into san francisco and 64 in redwood city. hot 100s inland, 70s at the coastline. cooling things down the next few days through the weekend. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,
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♪ that's adele with a theme song she just recorded for the new "james bond" movie. she said when she read the script, it was a no-brainer for her. that song will be released this friday, which is the 50th anniversary of james bond on the silver screen. welcome back to "cbs this morning." on "60 minutes" sunday, arnold schwarzenegger held almost nothing back, telling about the secrets that ended his marriage. as terrell brown reports, reaction to the former governor's confession has been quick and critical. >> was that the only affair? >> no. but, you know -- >> after his candid and unremorseful interview, schwarzenegger paraded his new
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memoir on book shores and on talk shows monday. >> i just created a huge screw-up. >> reporter: but the outrage was swift to cross morning television. >> he's horrible. i thought he was just awful in this interview. he has no guilt, nothing. >> she gave up her career for him when he became governor and that doesn't seem to bother him either. >> reporter: his casualness even evoked anger. >> he's full of crap! he's like i'm the big man, i can handle it. he hasn't got a heart. there's nothing in there. >> and he's just getting bang, bang, bang. and i'm thinking to myself is it really worth it for some dopey book? >> reporter: by late night, schwarzenegger had become a frequent punch line. >> that's a nice way to atone for it, isn't it? bragging about it in a book. yeah, i nailed her. i nailed her. >> when asked about impregnating his maid, he said i think it's
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the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship with maria. you think it was the stupidest thing? what else could have come close? did you accidentally throw maria into the grand canyon? >> reporter: but jon stewart may have asked the question many thought around should have imposed to himself. >> couldn't you just go to the future and then come back and kill that arnold? >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," terrell brown, new york. >> anderson cooper joins us at the table. you're trying to get the governor on your show? >> i don't know if he's doing any daytime shows. i thought that interview was really damaging to him. i think he just came across terribly. >> i don't think he realizes how bad he's looking. i really don't. >> i don't think he has a clue. >> he's chatting it up all around the country. he's not doing "the view." he's not doing "the talk." >> introinspection i don't think is his number one suit. >> he is not getting it. so as a man, what advice would you offer him, man at the table, charlie rose, anderson cooper?
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>> i'm the last person in the world to offer anyone advice. but i don't get why he wrote a book. if you have children, why put them through this? it just seems the height of narcissism to me. >> and you had his daughter katherine -- >> she was a co-host on the program. she's lovely. she's just starting out in her career. for her to have to deal with this, it just seems so unfair and ridiculous. he's had his time. let him make movies, make more money. and just go away. >> and he maria have four great kids. i keep thinking about the children and what he's not thinking about. they're all old enough to understand what this all means. >> none of them -- he doesn't even give them the courtesy of letting them read the book in advance. my mom wrote an erotic memoir and a romance novel, and at least she asked me to proofread it, you know? [ laughter ] >> and how was it? >> aye, aye, aye.
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like please edit out on page 23. >> your mother, for people who don't know, gloria vanderbilt. they were my favorite pair of jeans when i was 10 years old. >> my brother and i had a game when we were children, which was when my mom first became famous in that way, we were sort of surprised by the whole thing. so all of a sudden we had a game of counting how many women's butts we saw each day with my mom's name on them. >> every time you saw one, you knew you'd have a bigger budget. >> you know what i think is so great about you is you have the unique ability -- because i know you like "real housewives." you did a whole rundown of the finale. >> the new jersey reunion. i needed an ambien to fall asleep because i was so stressed. >> charlie feels that way, too. >> if you watch this, believe me, first of all you will want that hour of your life back. it is the most stressful thing, because you cannot believe these people exist and that they want to live like this. >> once i said to charlie, so,
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are you going to have a "real housewives" marathon at your home this week? he goes, "i think not." >> start off with honey boo boo. >> do you know who honey boo boo is? >> no. >> you are in for a treat. >> but how are you able to do both? i've seen you in the fox hole reporting the news. i've seen you at hurricane katrina. how are you able to do it? >> i mean, i like the -- i'm interested in stories, i'm interested in a wide variety of stuff. i'm really passionate about foreign news and international reporting. i focus on what's going on syria and i pay attention to a lot of things. we all have different sides to us. and i like some cheesy reality shows, although i will say i've sort of weaned myself off them this year. i like going to movies and hanging out with friends. i think what's nice is now we have -- the profession has development so we can show ourselves as multi-faceted and that's okay. >> stephen colbert said this about you on oprah.
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he said i wanted to be sort of a shiny and new anderson cooper. you know, the silver surfer of cable news. just shiny and kind of sexy. >> well, as a comic book geek, i'm a big silver surfer fan, so i like the reference. i'd take silver surfer any day. >> gayle asked a good question, which is you have "ac 360." you have "anderson live." you have "60 minutes." how do you do all that stuff? >> and do them all well. >> well, you guys are doing multiple hours of tv every day, you just do them all at once. mine are spread out. i like having variety in my life. i like being able to exercise different muscles throughout the day. i find it energizing. as long as i'm learning something new every day. and i spend hours reading research and i'm learning new stuff. and i like that. >> most people of your stature would worry about it hurting their credibility, just the fact that you know honey boo boo, which, by the way, she's getting a raise. >> and a bodyguard. i'm well aware of that.
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and, by the way, she deserves a raise. i'm sorry. >> no, anderson. >> she does. charlie will explain during the break. walter cronkite loved sailing. >> it ain't, honey boo boo, sorry. >> but there's variety. >> what i like about what you do, and for a long time, you want to be where the action is. >> yeah, without a doubt. that's really important to me. there's nothing like being on the breaking wave of history. and luckily, at "60 minutes" and cnn, they are still sending people out there to do it. >> and seeing it on the front row. >> i think that's important. it really does make a difference in your understanding of something, just to be there to witness it, to see it as a real experience. >> do you think in daytime talk, you have to reveal something about yourself? i mean, you certainly --
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>> no. >> were you uncomfortable with that? >> no, i wasn't. what's nice about daytime tv is you can develop a real relationship with viewers in a way that there is a certain artifice to news that you are presenting this one side of you. and, you know, people know that there's more to you than that, and i think it's -- i'm very comfortable with who i am and it's very nice to just have a real relationship with viewers. i've never pretended to be the i've always admitted what i or. don't know and when i needed to learn more, what i needed to do better at, and there are things i'm still improving on. as long as viewers know you're honest and coming from a good place, hopefully that's good. >> "anderson live" is doing something different. you have a co-host every day. >> yeah, we're doing co-hosts every day. and we're live, which is a really nice thing. bethany frankel is on today. martin short is on tomorrow. >> the rumor was you were going to replace regis with kelly. would that have been your dream job? >> i love kelly ripa. >> today is her birthday.
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>> i know it is. kelly ripa is a huge talent. and has been the secret sauce in that show for a long time. so i would have loved to have worked for her. but it wasn't in the cards. but she's got a great co-host now and i wish them both the best. >> anything that you want to do that you haven't done? >> there's places i'd like to go. i'd like to be in syria. basically that's what i'd like to do. but it's a tough climate right now. >> anderson's got to go. he's got a show to do. >> i do. >> you tweeted me last night to bring bagels. i brought bagels. although i thought you folks would have a huge spread. i didn't know you needed little old basic cable me to bring you some bagels. >> won an emmy last night. >> i was proud of the whole team. >> "anderson live" is on weekdays. imagine getting half a million dollars to use any way you please with no morning. we'll meet a musician and,,,,,,,
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♪ the macarthur foundation hands out so called genius groups to people who show exceptional creativity in their work. last night, the foundation announced $500,000 people to 23 people. two of them join us this morning, juno diaz and chris thile. welcome, and congratulations. >> thank you for having us. >> are you surprised? >> they gave us a little heads up, but then we're real surprised. >> and what does it mean? $500,000. >> well, the first thing that i thought, aside from i was sure that my band mates were pranking me. >> somebody made a mistake. >> this could still be part of the prank.
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they could have gotten >> i found out mark arthur office. they said you got a macarthur. >> you write about the experience. that's a common theme in literature. why is that so important to us? >> well i'm not sure how common it is. they have the top 100 books that americans should read.
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it has nothing to do with immigration. >> there are a lot of novelists of people coming to america. >> there is a lot of shifting worlds. for a lot of people, it strikes a chord. if you did not come from another country, the idea of how did you make a home somewhere new. is common to anyone going to college or shifting towns. it makes explicit. >> and being part of two cultures. >> yeah. being part of two cultures. >> and being a mandoli mandolin virtuoso. steve martin sent you a tweet. congratulations, chris thile for winning a macarthur. >> that's amazing. >> why the mandolin for you? >> when i was 2 years old, i saw a fellow playing a mandolin in a
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pizza place. it was small and high pitched and so was i. and i loved the rhythmic precision. it is a string instrument that has a lot of responsibility in a string band. >> listen. >> sell it. sell it. >> yeah. yeah. will it change your life? >> yeah, i mean, it is sort of like someone cutting the leash around your ankle. it gives you an enormous amount of time and room. it is like finding an extra room in your apartment. i need that insurance. >> what will it do? >> it will give me the opportunity to say no a little bit more often. i can sit on my couch and play and think and write. >> congratulations. thank you for joining us. this special teenager expects no special treatment.
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we will meet the one-legged soccer player who has gotten national attention. that is next on "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a massachusetts soccer player has scored just one goal for his high school team, but millions of people have already seen it. a lot of them are amazed that it actually happened in the first place. but as jim axelrod reports, it's no big deal for the young man behind the goal. hey there, jim. >> hey, norah. it may not be a big deal for him, maybe, but a huge deal for everyone else who knows him. any parent who's ever had their child tell them they can't do something, that it's too hard, they may want to show their kid
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what we're about to show you. >> reporter: it's not hard to pick out nico calabria jogging with his varsity soccer teammates at concord carlisle high school outside boston. he is, and always has been, the kid with one leg. what is hard to do when watching nico is to believe what you're seeing. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. >> reporter: born without a right leg and right hip, nico was raised by parents whose only expectation for their son was that he not expect any special treatment. >> there's no "you're not taking out the garbage." you're doing everything that every other kid in the family is doing. >> do you take out the garbage? >> oh yeah. i hate it, though. >> reporter: he was just 5 when he convinced his parents that a traditional prosthetic leg was simply holding him back. >> you could not get him back
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into that prosthetic once he had his crutches going. >> i can play soccer on my crutches. i can run, i can climb mount kilimanjaro. >> reporter: that's right, he said kilimanjaro. at age 13, nico became the first one-legged climber to reach the top of africa's highest mountain. he skis, dives, and loves volleyball. then there's wrestling. against two-legged opponents, he finished third in the state in his weight class. but it was this moment on the soccer field that provided a much bigger audience for nico. two weeks ago, he scored his first varsity goal, with more than a million youtube hits, it might be the most famous high school soccer goal ever. >> reporter: what did your
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teammates say to you? >> nice goal. i don't think it was my teammates thinking nico's got one leg and he just scored a goal on varsity. it was more like that was a nice goal. >> reporter: isn't that exactly what you're looking for out of life? >> exactly. no pity, no differences, i just want to be seen as an equal. >> reporter: nico pads his crutches for safety. the state athletic association ruled he could use them, citing the americans with disabilities act. he's quick to push back against anyone who suggests playing with crushes gives him some kind of competitive advantage. >> i suggest they try it and then tell me if they think it's an advantage or not, and then you can go from there. i've got one leg. you get one life. do what you will. and i'm not going to let the hand i was dealt in life dictate what my life is going to be. >> reporter: nico calabria is living proof that sometimes a picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words, even if it leaves you speechless.
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>> and it does. one more example of a story, of the notion that if you can imagine it, you can do it. >> yeah. this is one of the most most impressive people i've ever met in my life, and i'm not sure that i've got four that go in front of him. >> what he said about one leg, one life. i marvel at him and his parents, too, what his parents instilled in him. >> no special treatment. which he says and his folks say, do you want to understand how somebody does it that way? it's the way he was raised. >> he's a senior in high school. what's next for him? >> he's looking at colleges, sweating it out. he wants to play in the u.s. amputee soccer team, wants to take it to the amputee world cup. >> does he think it's a big deal, or for him -- >> he said he knows he's successful in life when he goes to the mall, they're looking for a parking place, he has to pull out his handicap sticker and his friends are saying nico, what are you doing? because they've forgotten.,,,,,,
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CBS This Morning
CBS October 2, 2012 7:00am-9:00am PDT

News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) Today's news stories. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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